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File:Josephine Miles.jpg|thumb|right|Josephine Miles '''Josephine Louise Miles''' (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an United States|American poet and literary critic; the first woman tenured in the English studies|English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote over a dozen books of poetry and several works of criticism. Miles was born in Chicago, in 1911. When she was young, her family moved to Southern California. Due to disabling arthritis, she was educated at home by tutors, but was able to graduate from Los Angeles High School in a class that included the composer John Cage. Miles attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature before moving to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a doctorate. She received a Fellowship from the American Association of...
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